Thursday, August 13, 2015

French cop arrests Brit...

French cop arrests Brit...  Via my pistol-packing, switched-to-Mac mama...
Study the picture carefully first, then read on...

This actually happened to an Englishman in France who was totally drunk.

A French policeman stops the Englishman's car and asks if he has been drinking.

With great difficulty, the Englishman admits that he has been drinking all day, that his daughter got married that morning, and that he drank champagne and a few bottles of wine at the reception, and many single malts scotches thereafter.

Quite upset, the policeman proceeds to alcohol-test (breath test) the Englishman and verifies that he is indeed totally sloshed.

He asks the Englishman if he knows why, under French Law, he is going to be arrested.
The Englishman answers with a bit of humour,

"No sir, I do not! But while we're asking questions, do you realize that this is a British car and that my wife is driving . . . . . on the other side?"
For my American readers who have never been exposed to British cars: not only do the Brits drive on the wrong side of the road, they have their driver side on the wrong side of the car!  This is most confusing to any non-Brit who rents a car over there, as I can attest to with my personal experiences.  The Brits aren't alone in this – most of their former colonies (Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, etc.) also drive on the wrong side, as does Japan.  The map at right (click to embiggen) shows all these backwards-driving countries in blue...

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